November 6, 2015 4 Comments

Deanna Shares on Loss, Letting Go and What Mom Meant to Her

Deanna Shares on Loss, Letting Go and What Mom Meant to Her Sometimes there are events in life that just are too big to put into words… Too much to capture with letters and marks and spaces! Sometimes it takes some time… Some distance to be able to get thoughts

May 8, 2015 2 Comments

The First Mother’s Day Without You

I walked into Target the other day, stood and stared at the dazzling rack of Mother’s Day cards. It nearly knocked me to the ground as I took it in that I would never, ever, again be combing the display for the perfect card for Mom. I loved buying her cards. She

May 8, 2015 1 Comment

A Message from Maggie’s Grandson, Greg Niles

A Picture of Greg — 1986. Dear Dee & Ree, I loved your Mom! She was the greatest Grandmother a boy could have. Even though we weren’t blood related, she treated me as her own. I always loved going to visit her out in the desert. Two things stand out for me, regarding Maggie.

April 24, 2015 5 Comments

Mark Wilson Tells of Finding His Aunt Margaret in 2014

I met Margaret for the 1st time in May, 2014, after connecting with Lauren Tyson on ancestry.com. That remarkable contact with Lauren led to my wonderful visit with “Aunt Margaret”, my late father’s 1st cousin, at her home in California. Aunt Margaret was about 13 years younger than my father, but they were

April 18, 2015 5 Comments

About Mom ~ Ree’s Post

Margaret Ann Tyson, known to most of us as Maggie, was my mother. A mother I was so lucky to have through my 56th year…her 80th. We lost Mom on February 23rd, 2015 to lung cancer; it was her second fight with that monster. Mom was many things including a fighter. The

April 17, 2015 1 Comment

About Mom ~ Dee’s Post

Mom was a loving mother. She tried, with tremendous success to give better than she got. She was generous with her love, time and interest, as many, many people can attest. Our family was not so “nuclear”, because Mom often took people under her wing, for as long as they needed… A parade of people

April 15, 2015 No Comments

Irvin Boyd Tyson ~ Brotherly Love

Margaret Ann Tyson was born on January 31, 1935 in Pampa, Texas to John Everett Tyson and Audrey (Walker) Tyson. Her only sibling, older half-brother, Irvin Boyd, Jr., was born of Audrey’s prior marriage to Irvin Boyd. As a child, Irvin Boyd, Jr. was called “Boy.” Maggie called him “Bubba.”

April 15, 2015 No Comments

Roger Tyson and the Sword Story

Around 1967, Maggie and I went antique shopping, and I found two epees (a type of fencing sword) that I just loved. They must have been expensive because I didn’t buy them. Maggie told me if I came back from Viet Nam and wasn’t wounded, she’d have them for me.

April 15, 2015 2 Comments

Memories of Mary Lee (English) Walker ~ “Little Grandmother”

Mary Lee (English) Walker also known as “Little Grandmother” was Maggie’s maternal grandmother. She was one of four children and born on July 15, 1878. Little Grandmother lived in a three-story Victorian house in Texas. This house had three carriage houses in the back, “full of stuff.” And there was